After the historic flood of October 2015 destroyed the 4 Paws Animal Clinic in the Columbia suburb of Forest Acres, a friend came to the rescue with a temporary site for the business. Dr. Nori Warren and her husband, Will, immediately began planning to a return to their original building, which was still structurally sound.
But red tape from FEMA and the Small Business Administration kept them in the dark for months before they learned they couldn’t afford to return to their building under the restrictions they were given. Nearly a year and a half since the flood, they’re still in their temporary quarters. They’ve found a Forest Acres location, but more work needs to be done before they can re-establish a permanent home for the clinic.